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Old 02-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Im brewing my first Hefe. Its an AHB Bavarian Hefe. 50% Wheat and about 50% Pilsner with a few others. I slightly changed the Hops. Instead of 1/4 oz of Hallertau for the last 5 minutes, I used 1/2 oz of Columbus. (to give it my own spin). The OG was a little low (1.040) so I added a bit of dextrose to bring it up to 1.045. Yeast strain is WLP Hefe.

The fermentation stinks! It is going great and as I read in a style guide, ive got it at 64 degrees. It smells like rotten eggs. Is this just a Hefe thing or have I got a problem? Ive never had a batch go south of cheese, but this smells pretty stinky.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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Sorry. Found plenty of answers once I searched for "Stinky"

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It's pretty normal for hefe yeast to produce sulfur and have that smell. Don't worry it will subside and your beer will be good. I'd be interested to see how the Columbus will be in a hefe.

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